The Teen Tech Week Radio Workshop that was scheduled for today, March 14th from 3:00 to 5:00pm has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 21st from 3:00 to 5:00pm. If you have any other questions, you may call the library at 518-828-1792.
What’s a web comic? A web comic is a comic that is posted on a website. They come in all styles and forms, from manga to graphic novels to comic strips. Some are published as books, and some are exclusively found online. They can be about all different types of subjects and can have genres ranging from fantasy to sci-fi to comedy. If you’re new to web comics and aren’t sure what’s out there, check out Good Comics For Kids or Kidjutsu: Comics For Kids!
Here are some specific kid-friendly web comics:
Count Your Sheep by Adrian Ramos
Earthsong by Crystal Yates
Inverloch by Sarah Ellerton
The Last of the Polar Bears by Lindsay Cibos
Little Dee by Chris Baldwin
Here are some specific teen-friendly web comics:
The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
Beaver and Steve by James Turner
Cat and Girl by Dorothy Gambrell
Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Kukuburi by Ramon Perez
TUNE by Derek Kirk Kim, illustrated by Les McClaine
Zahra’s Paradise by Amir and Khalil
National Women’s History Month celebrates the achievements of women in all fields of work and study, past and present. This month started out as a national celebration in 1981 as “Women’s History Week,” which began March 7. After Congress was petitioned by the National Women’s History Project for several years, Women’s History Week finally became Women’s History Month in 1987. Celebrate Women’s History Month by reading and learning about famous female figures in history, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Amelia Earhart. Here is a sampling of items focusing on women’s history from the Hudson collection:
See how the bicycle helped women escape the confines of daily life by providing them with greater mobility, better exercise, and eventually, social reform.
Learn how Dr. Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism as a teenager, revolutionized the livestock industry and became an autism advocate.
Learn about famous figures in American history, from Susan B. Anthony to Jane Addams to Eleanor Roosevelt, and how they helped change the United States to become what it is today.
Shattering the Glass: The Remarkable History of Women’s Basketball / Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford
This book focuses on the history and evolution of women’s basketball, as well as its close links with the expansion of women’s economic and political rights.
From Parlor to Prison: Five American Suffragists Talk About Their Lives / edited with introduction by Sherna Gluck, foreword by Kathryn Kish Sklar
Hear in their own words what it was like to be a suffragist during the Women’s Rights Movement.
My Beloved World: A Memoir / Sonia Sotomayor
In this new release, Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, recounts her life from her life in a Bronx housing project to the federal bench.
W.A.R. !Women Art Revolution / Lynn Hershman Leeson (DVD) Explore the history of feminist artwork from its roots in the 1960s to the present.
Want more sources for books on women’s history or feminist literature? Check out these links:
The Hudson Area Library is celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 109th birthday with stories, crafts, games, movies, and more! Join us for a special Dr. Seuss Birthday story time on Saturday, March 2, from 11am-12pm or come by anytime that day between 10am and 3pm to get a Dr. Seuss sticker and coloring sheets!
Save the Date! The fifth annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival will be held at the Hudson Junior and Senior High School (215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson, New York) on May 4th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. This is the largest book festival in New York State. There will be children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, hundreds of books to browse, author and illustrator presentations, arts & crafts, workshops & live music performances. Admission is FREE. More information at Hudson Children’s Book Festival.
The Keep On Reading! Kids Book Sale will be held for two days, Friday February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd at the Hudson Area Library. This special sale takes place from 1-4pm on Friday and from 10am-2pm on Saturday and is sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. All proceeds from this sale will be used for the purchase of new books and other media for the Library’s ever-expanding collection.
In conjunction with the Kids Book Sale, the Library is featuring a special program on both Friday and Saturday for children to learn about the rainforest. On Friday, meet Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus with story time and arts and crafts activities in the children’s room with Ms. Marlene. On Saturday, there will be more story time and rainforest craft projects for kids of all ages with Ms. Marlene and Ms. Janice. All ages are welcome. Join us Friday from 1-4pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm in the Children’s Room for rainforest fun!
The Book Sale Room is open every Saturday and offers books for all ages and reading levels–infants to adults. All proceeds from the Book Sale Room support the Hudson Area Library.
Hudson Area Library now owns a circulating Museum Pass for the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York Museum of Firefighting. The FASNY Museum of Firefighting is dedicated to the preservation of firefighting artifacts, such as fire engines, gear, equipment, art, photos and more. Kids can try on firefighting gear, participate in a Bucket Brigade or Parade Activity, explore the Fire Safety and Prevention Discovery Room, and so much more! The Museum Pass:
- May be checked out on your library card for one business day
- Admits a family of four (2 adults & 2 children under the age of 18)
- Gives you and your family access to see the Museum’s hundreds of firefighting artifacts, as well as attend tours, events and more!
Visit the staff office or call 518-828-1792 for more details, and to check out the Hudson Library Museum Pass…for free!
Don’t miss local children’s book author, Jennifer Berne, and illustrator, Keith Bendis, this Saturday from 5-8pm at 624 Warren Street on the corner of Seventh Street. Berne and Bendis will be signing their book “Calvin Can’t Fly” that evening and all proceeds will benefit the Friends. Mr. Bendis will be drawing Calvin all evening and will add a personal illustration to each book purchased. He will also participate with children during drawing sessions that evening. Bring the kids and stop by to meet the author and illustrator while supporting the Friends of the Hudson Area Library!